I am currently a student, have a sell-side strategy background and now an internship offer for sell side . However, my longer term aim is to be a PM in global macro/FI-Fx space.
I am deciding between taking the sell side trading role vs a buy-side research role at a macro/FI/FX fund. If sell-side trading would reasonably lead to the PM role, I'd rather take it because I don't have much research background/skill-set, and would probably not enjoy it as much.
But if something like a hardcore research position at a fund is much more helpful than a sell-side trader to be a PM later, then I'd rather work on the required skills and wait for the right opportunity.
I am not sure if there are any hedge fund managers (who take investment decision and not just execute trades) with sell-side trading background.
All insights/suggestions welcome!